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May 2016 - Houston

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BY FRANCINE BALLARD M2Malletier perforated patent satchel bag $2,500, at The Webster. Jimmy Choo Kissy sandal $1,350, at the Jimmy Choo boutique, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies. Chalayan inner slip tailored jacket, and wide-leg trouser, both price upon request, at Laboratoria. Hermès tank top with H pleats in checked silk twill, matching wide trouser, both price upon request, cuff $1,150, and trainers $1,025, all at the Hermès boutique. Vetements oversized sweater $775, wide-leg trouser $1,215, and cuff, price upon request, all at The Webster. Jimmy Choo Dora 130 sandal $975, at the Jimmy Choo boutique, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies. Tonya Hawkes appliqué flower clutch $949, at Joseph, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tootsies. Maison Margiela T-bar sandal $950, at Laboratoria, Sloan/Hall. Céline satin poplin top $1,800, silk straight-leg trouser $1,600, natural-calfskin square handbag $2,800, and crisscross strap pump $1,250, all at Neiman Marcus. Paco Rabanne textured chain shoulder bag $2,150, at Proenza Schouler eyelet-detail sandal $1,065, at Intermix. Ken Mazzu's Old Houston Club Bldg. #2 (downtown 2014), 2015, from the Houston History Series Lanvin ear cuffs with pearl $745, at Saks Fifth Avenue, The Webster. What comes down rises sleek and new. Rubble as art E verywhere we look these days, buildings are being reduced to rubble, with sleek new structures rising in their places. One in particular, a building that faced the PaperCity offices off Buffalo Speedway, caught our attention as it stood in a quasi-demolished state for several weeks before it finally went down. The more we looked at it, the more mesmerized we became: rebar protruding, concrete crumbling — a visual cacophony of sorts. And while it was interesting to examine, at the same time it's entirely unfamiliar. It takes the eye awhile to adjust. Similarly, many of-the- moment, avant-garde designers habitually turn out collections that at first seem discordant, with unfamiliar proportions and clamoring elements. Yet over time they settle, then rise, thoroughly modern and intriguing. STRUCTURAL INTERPRETATION No. 21 twist-front stiletto $569, at Laboratoria, Neiman Marcus. Céline quartz and bicolor brass earring $780, at the Céline boutique, Dallas. Maison Margiela mesh dress, Artisanal glass fragment plastron, cotton skirt with silver lining, and leather pump, all price upon request, at Sloan/Hall. Vivienne Westwood tote bag $425, at MAY | PAGE 14 | 2016

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